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Did You Dream About a Devil? Here's What It Means

Did you dream about a devil? This is a rich and colorful dream symbol that can have a few fascinating interpretations.

Read on for 3 different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a devil.

Which explanation makes the most sense for you?

What does a devil mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about encountering a devil often symbolizes fear, temptation, or guilt. But the meaning can vary.

It may reflect internal struggles with morality or negative aspects of your personality. Seeing someone else interact with a devil can represent your perception of that person's negative traits or actions. It could also symbolize your concern about their choices or behavior. Both scenarios suggest a need for introspection and self-improvement.

A devil is often a very deep dream object to really interpret with certainty. To really know without any doubts, I would need to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's life and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of encountering a devil may be indicative of the Jungian concept of the 'shadow'—the unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify with.

It's a complex concept though... This could signify a struggle with one's darker impulses or repressed aspects of self. Observing another interact with a devil, on the other hand, may be a projection of your own 'shadow' onto that individual, suggesting a disowned part of your psyche. Both scenarios underscore the Freudian notion of 'the return of the repressed', hinting at the necessity for self-reflection and integration of these darker elements into conscious awareness for psychological growth.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of encountering a devil can be a spiritual signal of wrestling with inner darkness or unacknowledged sins. It's a call to confront and cleanse these aspects through prayer, meditation, or spiritual guidance. Witnessing someone else interact with a devil may symbolize your spiritual concern for their well-being, or a reflection of your own fears and insecurities projected onto them. Both scenarios are divine nudges towards spiritual growth and self-awareness, urging you to seek higher wisdom and inner peace. They are reminders that even in the face of darkness, the light of the spirit prevails.

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So whose interpretation of the dream makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above interpretations for a devil best matches your dream vision?

Only you can say for certain. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a complicated landscape. Each and every concept from a dream can represent multiple meanings — or be the result of multiple realities from our conscious life.

Got a slightly different explanation for a dream about a devil of your own? Add your personal thoughts in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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